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Latin America needs to climate proof infrastructure - World Bank

April 14, 2017

By Sophie Hares

(Reuters) TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Melting glaciers, intense storms and other climate-related shocks are expected to ramp up pressure on Latin America's infrastructure, which needs to be stronger to stand the test, the World Bank said. Better infrastructure could also help reduce inequality, lift people out of poverty and promote development, it said in a new report.

Reliance on hydropower makes the region's clean energy supplies vulnerable, while drought could menace water-stressed cities, it added."It's becoming increasingly visible that it's necessary to make infrastructure more resilient," said report co-author Marianne Fay, chief economist with the World Bank's sustainable development division...

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